WWII Alpaca Pile shawl collar coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400937333934
This vintage coat was made in the 1940s, and is an early USN deck coat. It takes its style from earlier sheepskin lined shawl collar box coats, but has an alpaca pile collar and lining, as well as a waterproof layer between the outer canvas and the inner lining. The pockets have leather reinforcements and there are leather loops instead of buttonholes, typical of this style.

Tagged size: 48
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 33″

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1950s Town and Country tweed and alpaca overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281560331700
This vintage overcoat was made in the 1950s by Gordon and Ferguson / Guiterman Bros. under the Town & Country label. It was sold by Bloomingdale’s Men’s Store. The coat is double breasted, with a three piece button-on belt. It is weed with an alpaca pile lining.

Tagged size: 40
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 46″

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1930s Alpaca Pile overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271712661944
This vintage coat was made in the 1930s. It is made of 100% Alpaca pile, and would have been very expensive when new. The coat is double breasted with loop closure for the buttons instead of buttonholes, a common feature on fur and sheepskin coats to accommodate the thickness of the material. The coat is fully lined.

Also see this coat.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″(doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 46″

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Alpaca lined shawl collar mackinaw

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281195223460

This vintage coat was made in the 1930s. While I have seen several of this particular model, none have had any tags. Originally, these coats were known as “sheeplined” coats, and were popular with railroad men, ranchers and other men who worked outdoors, as they were light for their warmth when compared to wool coats, and were particularly hard wearing. This one defies that name slightly by having an alpaca pile lining and collar. As is typical of the style, instead of buttonholes, this coat has loops, in this instance made from leather. Likewise, the pockets are reinforced with leather. There is a waterproof layer in between the outer canvas layer and the inner warm lining. In lieu of a tag, there is a military style size stamp at the bottom of the coat.

Chest (pit to pit): 34″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length: 33″

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